Qatar rejects Saudi-led bloc's 'terror' list

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Qatar on Friday rejected allegations of supporting individuals and groups blacklisted as "terrorists" by four Arab countries which cut ties with it this week amid a major diplomatic fallout.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt published a list of 59 people and 12 groups with links to Qatar late on Thursday, alleging that they have ties to "terrorism".

In its statement, the Qatari government said it has been leading the region in attacking what it called the roots of "terrorism", including giving young people hope through jobs, educating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and funding community programmes to challenge agendas of armed groups.

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